picking up fallen apple fruit

Asked July 6, 2015, 3:57 PM EDT

I have a small apple orchard. I keep the fallen fruit picked up to stop bugs. Do I need to pick up all the extra-small marble-size fruit that fell this early summer?

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1 Response

Hi,

You should pick them up if you see insect activity around them or if there is indication of any disease on the tree or leaves. Otherwise, I think you're fine leaving them.